Welfare and the State: The zenith of Western welfare state systems

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Nicholas Deakin, Catherine Jones Finer, Bob Matthews
Taylor & Francis, 2004 - Welfare - 392 pages
 

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Contents

Extract from Economic Freedom and Representative Government
21
Welfare philosophies and welfare finance
63
Social welfare and the art of giving
81
Social security in France
113
France and Germany
147
The development of social assistance and unemployment
192
some reflections on the search
220
Welfare by choice
237
Reform and its limits
266
Whose welfare state?
276
The meaning of poverty
291
a public choice perspective
308
The welfare explosion of the 1960s
326
The limits of the New Deal system and the roots
337
Social policy and the theory of the state
355
OFFE
378

The emergence of social policy
249

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About the author (2004)

Nicholas Deakin is Professor of Social Policy and Administration, University of Birmingham. He has been Private Secretary to Minister of State 1962-3; Head of Central Policy Unit, GLC, 1972-80; Scientific Advisor, Department of Health, 1986-91; Vice-Chairman, Social Affairs Committee, ESRC, 1984-6;
Chair, Social Policy Association, 1989-92.

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